Essay on The Titanic : Why Was It Special?

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"There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers," said Vice-President of White Star Line, Phillip Franklin. What was the Titanic? Why was it special? What actually happened the night the “unsinkable ship” sank? Was it anyone’s fault in particular? All these questions are not as simple as they appear to be. Since there were no airplanes in the 1900s, and a lot of immigrants, ships were a popular source of travel. The Titanic was a very large ocean liner weighing roughly 46,000 tons! Therefore the Titanic’s name was very suitable for this ship because everything about it was, well, Titanic! Besides weighing as much as 7666.6 elephants, the Titanic was 882 feet long and 175 feet tall. On the ship there were 162 furnaces throughout the ship, 20 boilers, and 4 smokestacks with 9 decks. Even with all of these heavy attachments this ship could travel at 24 knots which is 27.6187 miles per hour. This ship was made “extra safe” by having 2 layers of thick steel on the bottom. The crew was expecting that if they were to hit an iceberg, the impact would be on the bottom or head on. Therefore, the ship was designed so that it could stay afloat if 4 compartments flooded.
The Titanic cost 17.5 million dollars, which is equivalent to 150 million dollars today! It took about 3,000 people to build over the course of three years. On this ship, the crew sure stocked up on supplies. Passengers would…

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